Mt. Everest 2016

The climbing season is in full swing in the Himalayas, so here is an update from the mountains: Everest South Side: The Satori Mt. Everest South Side team consists of 10 climbers from 5 countries, with 6 having reached base camp yesterday and the remaining 4 on their...

Why are you doing that?

Another day at the gym and another few hours battling the discomfort and pain that is part of the spin bike, stair climber or interval runs on a steep hill at my local State Park. Hour after hour, day after day, month after month, this is what it takes to attempt one...

The Journey

The gurgling pain in my stomach woke me up – for the fourth time – around midnight, man, was I sick. I climbed out of my warm sleeping bag and immediately felt the cold air at 17,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of Peru. After some fishing around, I located my headlamp...

Avoiding Manhattan

Waiting out a storm high in the mountains is the side of mountaineering that is not thrilling, exciting, or flashy.  They don’t make movies about it, magazines don’t write about it, but we have all had done it numerous times.  Waiting, sometimes for hours and...